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100 MIFG: Furne One – Fashion Designer
Feb14

100 MIFG: Furne One – Fashion Designer

  100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Furne One – Fashion Designer   Extraordinary he is – ‘The One and Only.’ Heading a couture brand – Amato – as its founder and artistic driving force for the longest time now in the emirates, it goes without saying that Furne One is a consummate master of his craft. And over the years, what he has learned is this: “The fashion industry is a fast-paced world. It changes...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Furne One – Trailblazer
Feb07

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Furne One – Trailblazer

  FURNE ONE Fashion Designer   Head over to the fabulous Dubai Design District and you will be pleased to note that one of the most prominent fashion spaces is owned and headed by a Filipino – the “One and Only” Furne One, he of the Dubai fashion rock star stature, whose dramatic haute couture extravaganzas are the hottest tickets come fashion season in the city of bling. From being a Fine Arts student, to winning a...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Furne One – The ‘One’ and Only
Nov07

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Furne One – The ‘One’ and Only

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Furne One – The ‘One’ and Only The Cebu-born talent, whose career in fashion began in winning MEGA Magazine Young Designer of the Philippines Award in 1994, has certainly gone a long way from being an intern at Josie Natorie’s atelier. Now, Furne One co-sits in the triumvirate royalty of couture designers in the UAE through his very own fashion house: ‘Amato Haute Couture’.   Since...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Filipino Ladies Association for Growth (FLAG)
Nov07

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Filipino Ladies Association for Growth (FLAG)

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Filipino Ladies Association for Growth (FLAG) Nowhere is the special role and capacity of women in facilitating cross-cultural understanding more apparent than in the case of the group FLAG (Filipino Ladies Association for Growth). Composed of the Diplomatic Ladies of the Philippine Consulate General of Dubai & the Northern Emirates, and supported by a select group of prominent Filipina...

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Ezra Santos: Ezra Enraptured
Sep21

Ezra Santos: Ezra Enraptured

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photos From the Illustrado Fashion Editorial – Amor Vincit Omnia; Haute Couture – Ezra Santos; Creative Director – Michael Cinco; Photography – Jef Anog; Hair & Make-Up – Valentino Montuerto Jasmin; Models – (Luna of MMG Models), Karo and Nikola of The AgenC   If Michael Cinco is all about grandiose beauty, Furne One the master of dark drama, and Rocky Gathercole continues...

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